Wow, talk about unexpected news! All this time we've been worried about Gage's right ear that isn't doing as fabulous as it really should...and B's the one with the surprise. And again, I'm being blessed with patience when I thought I had run out. The good news...she got 94% correct on the recorded voice during her speech perception test and the words weren't the easiest test they have either! This was her first time to attempt the pre recorded voice so WOW. Now, having said that, the real world is not a sound proof booth so they also perform a HINT (hearing in noise test). With almost equal parts noise vs. words/sentences...she dropped to 38%. And I was told she seemed to get irritated during the sentences, she didn't even want to listen, noise really affects her. Now I know why she is this way at home, she seems to get so easily aggitated and I'll have to watch the background noise levels!! So this is perfect timing because school starts in 2 weeks and classrooms are noisy! Even when they are "quiet" they are noisy with one child sniffling because of allergies, one kid can't sit still because of ADHD and one buzzing computer....well you get the idea, it's never a sound proof booth! So, it is vital she use her FM at school and we shall REMEMBER she is a deaf child when we try to speak to her from another room or while a radio is playing. We do this for the most part anyway but I'll have to be more aware now that I have this sheet in front of me. I'm not perfect so I'm sure I've been guilty of expecting too much at times. So again, I've been praying for patience these last few weeks before school starts and now I think I've found some...it's in black & white.
Blakely's have a busy week ahead...water park tomorrow, Tues. we have to be at a local radio station to pre record 'our story' for Children's Hosp.'s radio-a-thon which will air in Sept. next Sunday we have Gage's induction to the Wall of Inspiration at the hospital...exciting stuff!